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8 fantastic flexible workspaces in Kent

NearU

03 May, 2022

Tired of the hum-drum of the city? Want a quiet escape without travelling miles from the capital? Well, we have just the thing for you.

Situated on the outskirts of south-east London, Kent is the perfect oasis for anyone looking to get away (without really getting away). It's known as the 'Garden of England' due to its abundance of rolling fields and beautiful scenery. And on top of that, you're just a stone's throw from the coast! With popular beach destinations in Broadstairs, Whitstable, and Sandwich, you're never far from the sea.

And if you're worried about taking too much time off, fear not! Just take your work with you for a work-ation, and book a desk at one of our many lovely workspaces that stretch arcoss the county...

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For drivers: Colebrook House, Royal Tunbridge Wells - from £15pp


Just a 10 minute walk from the centre of this Royal town, Colebrook house is the ideal location for locals looking to work-near-home. With just 8 spaces available, this office is definitely more on the cosy side, but perfect for anyone looking to establish personal and professional connections at work. 

Their amenities include all the typical attributes you'd expect of a coworking space, including flexible desks, meeting rooms, a shared kitchen, and even a handy outside space. Plus they offer free parking nearby in case you are travelling in from afar.

Take a stroll around Grosvenor & Hilbert Park

We're always going on about the many (many) benefits of taking a break for a walk - but for good reason! Walking can help decrease stress, boost your physical health, and increase productivity. Our friends over at Spot know - they've created the world's first audio-only meeting platform. So if you happen to be using Spot while at Colebrook House, why not take a stroll around Grosvenor & Hilbert Park, which is just opposite the office?

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For history-lovers: The Hill Hub, Dartford - from £2.50pp


A hidden gem just outside of London, the Hill Hub in Dartford is a stunning serviced office with plenty of flair. We love how modern this space is, but with a hint of history peeking through in the form of historical exposed brick walls. Speaking of historical, did you know this space used to be the Old Police House? Nowadays though, you'll be less likely to find officers fighting crime here and more likely to find entrepreneurs fighting for investment.

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For sun-bathers: The Business Terrace, Maidstone - from £13.60pp


This bright space in Maidstone is the perfect place to make business connections and boost your productivity. Choosing a flexible desk here will mean you become neighbours with some of the most exciting businesses of all sizes growing in Maidstone! Plus, have all your needs met by their variety of space and helpful team. And at the end of the day, relax with a little bit of sun-bathing on their stunning outdoor terrace (it would be rude not to, really).

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For long-stays: VWorks Maidstone - from £20.84pp


Also in Maidstone, VWorks is ideal for anyone looking for a flexible work space while on a business trip or just when they're staying at its adjoining Village Hotel. We love the funky design of this space (which is consistent across all their locations) and the variety of options workers have when visiting here - from meeting rooms for collaboration, to solo booths for extreme focus.

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For relaxation: Workspace on the Farm, Hernhill - from £10pp


Looking for a bit of calm in amongst the storm? We have just what you need. Workspace on the Farm is situated in the Kent countryside, near to Hernhill, making it the perfect place for a rural escape. Inside an unassuming barn you'll find a fashionably renovated office space, with plenty of hot desks, a snack bar and a lounge area for when you need to rest and refuel. But just because this is a quiet escape doesn't mean it's isolated - you can easily access the Farm via the A2 and Thanet Way (and then park for free on-site).

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For beach-lovers: Workers League, Whitstable - from £5pp


You'll find this smart workspace located in Whitstable, just a stone's throw from the beach. A former warehouse, Worker's Leage have renovated this site to a modern standard, while retaining those key industrial features that make the space unique. They have a huge amount of flexible space, lots of comfy break out areas, and they're dog friendly! Plus, after work hours their ground floor converts into an exclusive cocktail bar for members to enjoy a bit of community collaboration.

Catch some sun on Whitstable Beach

With such natural beauty right on your doorstep, you'd be a fool not to visit Whitstable beach when you're in town. And it's just a few minutes walk away from Workers League, so there really are no excuses. Did you know being by the sea also has a multitude of health benefits? Sea water posses qualities that help to improve your sleep to promote healing (thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties). Anyone else fancy a swim?

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For vacationers: Holiday Inn, Ramsgate - from £10pp


Another one for those embarking on a long-stay, Holiday Inn Express in Ramsgate has begun offering coworking and meeting room space. Choose from a range of 25 flexible desks and 3 meeting rooms to get down to some serious work, or host a presentation with clients from out of town. Then head upstairs to your hotel room to catch up on some all important shut-eye! This place truly has everything you could need under one roof.

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For sea views: Faith in Strangers, Margate - from £120pp*


One of Margate's oldest hangout spots, this space has recently been refurbished into a community space, complete with bar, music venue and flexible work space! With beautiful sea views and stylish furnishings, this is the kind of space that will make going to work every day exciting. At Faith in Strangers, they take community seriously, which is why everything has been designed with collaboration and knowledge sharing in mind. And outside of work, why not reconnect with your co-workers to catch some live music or one of their other cultural events?

*this price is reflective of a monthly booking only.

Chill out at Olby's Cafe
If you're looking for a bit more musical entertainment, head down to Olby's Cafe. This award-winning venue is the perfect place to relax after a heavy working week with some sumptuous soul music. They showcase some of the best established and emerging talent in the south-east so every time you step in here you're guaranteed to have a good night.

Like the look of these spaces? You can book into them instantly with NearU - simply download our app from the App Store or Google Play and search, book, work. Looking for another workspace away from the city? Check out our guide to some of the best British seaside spots.